Working on what I hope will be a final and workable version of a module for cutting joinery — in trying to balance the number of tool changes against the simplicity of the code, and interesting option came to mind:
require that two V tools be used, one small/narrow so as to create the channel along the edge of the joint, another large enough to cut a V along the edge of the stock in a single toolpath or so.
A Carbide 3D #301 would be able to cut joinery thus in up to 1/4" stock (or possibly a bit more). There are larger tool suited for use in our machines such as:
Yes, with modern adhesives it’s amazing how well a 45 degree miter will hold — that said, I prefer that a joint have self-aligning characteristics — I actually have an idea for a joint which will be perfect (void free, and fully hidden) but while I have been able to make a 3D model of it, I can’t find a CAM tool which will efficiently cut it out — once I finish up the designs I’ve been documenting at:
I am going to finish my math studies so as to master conic sections and work up a tool which will cut them out efficiently.
After trying this tool out and getting more vibration than I find workable (to be fair to Amana, it is noted as being suited for router tables on the packaging), maybe the smaller RC-1141 would be more workable:
It would allow doing pretty large stock in only one pass to clear the bulk of the material, and a pass at the top to define the joinery, and then the smaller V tool alone could cut the bottom: